Dom Joly

Dom Joly has been a columnist for The Independent on Sunday and The Independent since 2001. Joly shot to fame in 2000 with his anarchic Channel 4 hidden-camera comedy programme Trigger Happy TV. He has since made television series for BBC, Five, and Sky One including, This Is Dom Joly and Dom Joly’s Happy Hour. His current TV show, Fool Britannia, is on ITV1 on Saturday nights. His spoof autobiography, Look At Me, Look At Me was published in 2004, in 2007 he brought out Letters to my Golf Club, featuring his correspondences with golf clubs around the world. In 2009 he wrote his first travel book, The Dark Tourist, in which he holidayed in some of the world’s most unlikely destinations such as Chernobyl and North Korea. His second travel book- Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, published in 2012, saw him cross the globe hunting monsters like the Yeti and Bigfoot. He is currently writing his new travel book.

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'For French Canadians, it was Montreal or nothing. So, Queen Victoria chose nothing ... or Ottawa[

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I had the chance to introduce the lead singer of Supertramp, but not for the first time in my life I missed my big moment

I'm fine being a giant squirrel, but being 'me' is hell. I self-medicated with a bottle of champagne

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He is also to meet Alan Yentob for a lunch at which my pig will be pitched a deal for three series

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My hilarious pet pig Wilbur is more popular than I am — so I'll let him bring home the bacon

I started putting clips of his antics online. They got a lot more interest than my comedy

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Dom Joly's family Geocaching treasure hunt in Spain and Portugal

How to keep your children entertained on a cultural tour of the Iberian peninsula? Just download a Geocaching app and let the fun commence, says Dom Joly

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